I happened to look out my kitchen window and saw a male cardinal high up in a tree. Not only was the cardinal high up in the tree, he was a long way from where I stood watching him!
I used my new camera, the Olympus E-5, with an Olympus 70-300 mm lens to capture this photograph. I was zoomed all the way out, to 300 mm (which is equivalent to a 35 mm focal length of 600mm). This photograph is NOT CROPPED. For my photography buffs I include additional EXIF information. This photograph was taken at f/16 with a shutter speed of 1/320 sec. and ISO 250. I used spot metering and a sunny White Balance. I did not use a tripod.
By cropping the above photograph, I brought the cardinal a lot closer to me.
By the way, as you can tell, it is a gorgeous day here in Western Pennsylvania!